In the meantime his disciples urged him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” But he said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.” Therefore the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him anything to eat?” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to finish his work. (John 4:31-34)
Holy Spirit, guide us to such a banquet where our heart’s desire is to do the Father’s will.
Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! (John 4:35)
Jesus, give us eyes to see the harvest fields that are all around us.
And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’ (John 4:36-37)
Father, help us all to make the decision to go forth into those harvest fields where we may gather in fruit for eternal life. Help each of us to do our part — whether it is in sowing or reaping.
I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors.” (John 4:38 )
Jesus, thank you for the labors of those who have gone before us. Thank you that we can enter into their labors. Help us do our part in our generation.
And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.” So when the Samaritans had come to him, they urged him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. And many more believed because of his own word. (John 4:39-41)
Holy Spirit, please help us have the confidence in your work that you will bring forth a rich harvest from the words we speak as happened in this city in Samaria. Thank you.
Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.” (John 4:42)
Help those that we share gospel with meet you, Jesus, for themselves as did the people of Samaria. Give them a personal encounter with you. Thank you.
A word received: Come to me. Let me guide you step by step.
Monday: 56, 57, ; *; 64, 65; Jer. 1:11-19; Rom. 1:1-15; John 4:27-42
Tuesday: 61, 62; *; 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; Jer. 2:1-13; Rom. 1:16-25; John 4:43-54